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Articles from the June 9, 2022 edition

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  • Hooked up

    Sarah Pridgeon|Jun 9, 2022

    It was only a matter of minutes before the first fish was caught during this year's Sundance Rod & Gun Club fishing derby. The call came out from across the pond as Cash Peterson announced he'd hooked the trout that started a successful afternoon of fishing for local kids. Around 30 young anglers tried their luck during the event, catching plenty of fish in the process, according to organizer Doug Ramsey. The longest trout caught was a tie between Avery Sproul and Stanton Engelhaupt at 10.5...

  • Auction raises money to complete Old Stoney

    Sarah Pridgeon|Jun 9, 2022

    The format for the twelfth annual Old Stoney Art Auction was a little different to previous years, but Museum Director Rocky Courchaine says that seems to have gone down well with the crowd. This year, the auction was hosted inside the newly renovated cultural center with the goal of raising money to complete the auditorium on the top floor – the final piece of the project, which will see the entire building upgraded to modern standards. For this year’s event, a wine sommelier was in attendance, pairing food with wines, and four artists wor...

  • Workforce training program gets funding boost

    Sarah Pridgeon|Jun 9, 2022

    A significant increase in the amount of funding available through the Workforce Development Training Fund is intended to help Wyoming businesses train new employees and upskill current staff. Through an emergency rule signed by Governor Mark Gordon, businesses can now apply for larger grants per trainee and higher hourly funding for interns. "The Workforce Development Training Fund has been instrumental in allowing employers to hire, train and retain the best talent, and we know how important those things are for the health of any business,"...

  • Hunting bargains

    Jun 9, 2022

    Bargain hunters roamed the county over the weekend, perusing the goods on offer at the many stops along the Country Junkin' route. The annual event has for the past few years aimed to consolidate the many yard sales that take place throughout the summer into a single three-day occasion. From single stalls at individual homes and businesses to consolidated sites featuring a group of vendors, shoppers were given access to a list of participating locations with which to plan their...

  • Memorial Service - Chester Hejde

    Jun 9, 2022

    A memorial service for longtime Crook County resident Chester Hejde, 91, of Aladdin, Wyoming, will be held on Friday, June 17 in the Old Stoney auditorium at 2 p.m. Chester passed away January 19 but his memorial service was postponed until June 17 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic at that time. This will be a Masonic service and the entire community of Chester’s friends and associates are invited to attend. Refreshments will be served following the service.... Full story

  • Vada Jean King

    Jun 9, 2022

    February 28, 1957 - March 29, 2022. Vada King, loving wife, mother and friend passed on to the gates of Heaven on March 29, 2022, at the age of 65. She is survived by her husband, Kenneth; son, Thomas King; and daughter, Shanna King. Services will be held at Mount Funeral Home in Platte, South Dakota, on June 18, 2022, at 10 a.m. with burial immediately following the service at the Saint Peter Catholic Cemetery in Platte. Friends and family may sign her online guestbook and leave written... Full story

  • Arthur Cundy

    Jun 9, 2022

    Memorial service for Art Cundy will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, June 3, 2022, at First Presbyterian Church with Chaplain Gordon Harper officiating. Arthur "Art" Fredrick Cundy, 80, of Rozet, Wyoming, passed away of heart failure on May 28, 2022, at the Billings Clinic Hospital in Billings, Montana. Art was born August 18, 1941, in Spearfish, South Dakota, the eighth of 13 children to Amie Rice Cundy and Henry Cundy. At this time, his folks lived on Grandad Rice's Ranch approximately two miles fr... Full story

  • Service recognition

    Jun 9, 2022

    Fred Devish, County Commissioner, presented Tim Lyons a certificate for his 30 years of service to Crook County and Melissa Jones, Interim County Clerk, presented Meghan Porter a certificate for her ten years of service to Crook County....

  • Tree Farmers of the Year

    Jun 9, 2022

    The Wyoming Tree Farmers of the Year for 2022 reside on land beautified by orchard and forest south of Sundance. Terry and Alison Everard say they became involved in the Stewardship/Tree Farm programs in order to leave their own land and the surrounding area a more diverse and productive landscape. Terry enjoys exchanging knowledge about native forestry health and his experience of enhancing their trees....

  • Get ready to show your ID at the polls

    Sarah Pridgeon|Jun 9, 2022

    The Secretary of State’s Office is reminding voters that you’ll need to bring something extra with you to the polls this year: your identification card. As you arrive, you will be asked to provide basic information including your name and address so that poll workers can find your record. You’ll then be asked to provide an acceptable form of identification before voting, which can include a driver’s license from Wyoming or any other state, a tribal ID card, a valid passport, a U.S. Military card, a University of Wyoming, community college...

  • This Week at Your Library

    Kim Heaster|Jun 9, 2022

    We are still doing curbside and in-town delivery if you would prefer not to come inside. We have numerous magazines available for a two-week checkout. PEOPLE MAGAZINE is a weekly magazine that specializes in celebrity news and inspiring human-interest stories. Displays: If you have a collection you would like to share with Sundance, please let us know! We have two locking cases that we would love to put your collection in for a month or so! Library Programming: “OCEANS OF POSSIBILITIES!” SUMMER READING PROGRAM has started! If you haven’t signed...

  • Peek at the Past

    Jun 9, 2022

    1 Years Ago June 8, 1922 A card from Miss Pollie Roberts, en route to Scotland with Mrs. Roberts, says that they expected to sail from New York June 4. She notes that storms were prevailing all the way across the continent. A deal of considerable interest to Sundance was put through Tuesday when J. W. Zane affected the purchase of the Sundance hotel property from Mrs. W. A. Ripley. For several years past Mr. and Mrs. Zane have conducted the Zane hostelry with credit to Sundance and pleasure to the traveling public. 75 Years Ago June 5, 1947...

  • Addition: Mayoral race

    Jun 9, 2022

    In last week’s article listing the candidates who have filed for this year’s elections, we omitted a seat: the mayor of Sundance. Two names will appear on the ballot for this non-partisan seat, incumbent Paul Brooks and current council member Joe Wilson....

  • Card of Thanks

    Jun 9, 2022

    Thank You A big thank you to everyone for the cards, flowers, food and phone calls. Special thanks to Loretta Monnens, Lincoln and Ashley Driskill, Kaycee Monnens, Sam and Tris Munsick, Karlon Knudson, Chanda Snook and the Buttons and Bows. The Wace Snook family... Full story

  • Keyhole announces summer fun for June

    Sarah Pridgeon|Jun 9, 2022

    Looking for some outdoors family fun this summer? Keyhole State Park has announced plenty of programs for the rest of the month, from night hikes to nature walks. Explore the park by night with the night hike series, which tun from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The first, on June 10 and 11, will introduce you to the amphibian residents of the park, with the help of a naturalist ranger. The second, on June 17 and 18, will focus on avian residents, while the third, on June 24, will take a look at moths and the role they play in pollination. Each night hike...

  • Wyoming News Briefs

    From Wyoming News Exchange Newspapers|Jun 9, 2022

    Study finds Teton Co. courthouse can’t withstand earthquake JACKSON (WNE) — A recent study determined that the Teton County courthouse is not earthquake sound and no amount of renovations can save it. The building, built in 1968, will need to be completely torn down. The unsafe building puts the Teton County Sheriff’s office, located on the bottom floor, at risk. That office also is home to the county’s 911 emergency dispatch center. The issue of remodeling the courthouse has been in conversation before, but thus far hasn’t gained traction....

  • This Side of the Pond

    Sarah Pridgeon|Jun 9, 2022

    Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee finally arrived last weekend and, as one commentator pointed out, my home country currently consists of 90% bunting. It’s the first time a British monarch has reached the impressive tenure of 70 years on the throne, so I’d guess there are probably more Union Jacks than people within our borders at this moment. For most people, I suspect, the jubilation has a lot to do with the extra four-day weekend (as well, of course, as there being many more excus...

  • Proposed Budget

    Jun 9, 2022

    Proposed Budget CROOK COUNTY MEDICAL SERVICES DISTRICT Budget Hearing Information 713 OAK ST Location: SUNDANCE STATE BANK MEETING ROOM SUNDANCE, WY 82729 Date: 6/22/2022 307-283-3501 Time: 10:30AM Crook County Budget Prepared by: ALAYNA MARTEN, CFO BUDGET MESSAGE The assumptions used for the FY 2023 Draft budget are as follows: a) Patient revenues will be slightly higher than prior year estimates. After a charge master review it was recommended that the District increased charges by 4%. Charges reflect FMV for Wyoming. Additionally, our goal i... Full story


    Jun 9, 2022

    NOTICE OF HEARING TO VACATE A PORTION OF COUNTY ROAD NO. 21 AND 807, known as the Cold Springs and Lost Canyon County Roads The Board of County Commissioners of Crook County, Wyoming will consider the viewer’s report upon the Petition by Michael J. Frey for Moskee Land Corp LLC to vacate a portion of County Roads No. 21 and No. 807, known as the Cold Springs and Lost Canyon County Roads, on June 14, 2022 on or after 4:00 p.m. in the Crook County Commissioners Room in Sundance, WY. The petition and maps can be obtained by calling the County C... Full story

  • Vacant State Trust Land for Lease

    Jun 9, 2022

    Vacant State Trust Land for Lease The Wyoming Office of State Lands and Investments is now accepting applications for the following vacant grazing and agricultural lease: Lease No. 2-3662, Crook County, Containing 80 acres. For more information, visit, or call (307) 228-3630. Applications must be filed by July 1, 2022. Publish: June 9, 2022... Full story


    Jun 9, 2022

    IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE SIXTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT WITHIN AND FOR CROOK COUNTY, STATE OF WYOMING IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF DAVID W. GEIMAN Deceased. Probate No. 5887 NOTICE OF PROBATE TO ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN SAID ESTATE: You are hereby notified on the 11TH day of May, 2022, a copy of the Last Will and Testament of the decedent was admitted to probate by the above Court and Stacie Reed was appointed Personal Representative. Any action to set aside the Will shall be filed with the Court within three (3) months from the date of the... Full story


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  • Circuit Court

    Jun 9, 2022

    Speeding – Jeremy Allen Eisenhauer, Upton, WY, 79/70, $103; Lukman Tirtaguna, Denver, CO, 92/70, $170; Mark Sheffield, Ogden, UT, 78/65, $125; Jerald D. Roberts, Pine Haven, WY, 85/65, $160; Victoria Rike, Little Rock Pulaski, AR, 61/40, $165; Spencer Hinck, Cedar City, UT, 41/30, $167; Casey Brueggeman, Rifle, CO, 79/70, $103; Jaelyn Jewell, Spearfish, SD, 92/70, $170; Gail Wilson, Madison, WI, 63/45, $150; Aaron M. Clennan, Port Orchard, WA, 91/75, $150; Kylie Yorke, Winston Salem, NC. 85/75, $105; Brach Westover, Hulett, WY, 78/65, $125; N...

  • Crook County Sheriff's Office

    Jun 9, 2022

    May 23 – Two fire pages. Found property. Fraud. Three EMS pages. Minor in possession. Motorist assist. Property damage. Suspicious person/circumstances. Two traffic stops. Three VIN checks. May 24 – Six VIN checks. Eight traffic stops. Animal complaint. Juvenile problem. Two motorist assists. Coroner call. Two prisoner transports for doctor appointments. May 25 – Five VIN checks. Paper service. Four traffic stops. Suspicious circumstance. Trespassing complaint. Traffic hazard. Citizen assist. Disturbance complaint. Business checks. EMS page....

  • Bison eyed for Endangered Species Act protection

    Nicole Pollack, Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange|Jun 9, 2022

    CASPER — Another iconic Yellowstone species is being considered again for Endangered Species Act protections. Threats to the park’s plains bison — including loss of habitat and migration routes as well as the spread of disease — are concerning enough that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will conduct a year-long review of the subpopulation’s conservation status, the agency announced Friday. The decision, which was be published in the Federal Register on Monday, comes after a federal judge ruled in January that Fish and Wildlife Service f...

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